Major Energy Producing States Have Fared Better During Recovery

Economic recovery following the Great Recession has been mediocre at best. However, states that lead in energy production have performed much better throughout the recovery than those that import the majority of their energy from other states. AAF’s research finds that since 2009, major energy producing states have:

 

Double the rate of income growth than energy importers, Over double the rate of job growth than energy importers, and Robust housing markets, with faster price appreciation and more stable home construction than energy importers.
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